Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Systems down to their barebones. Reducing complexity down.

World, societies of human individuals, brain and mind, emotions feelings personality, nature itself all systems on their own behalf, down to the bare-bones, what remains when all that complexity bestowed upon systems, is removed.

New ideas are entering my mind all woven around the conceptualisations of structure, network, connectedness, abstractions and the glue that brings them all together, hotfooting out of the findings of chaos theory, chaos itself. Triggered as I read R.D. Smith's 'Social Structures and Chaos Theory', article in Sociological Research Online.

The use of chaos theory not from the predicting and controlling aspects but as the fundamental, the pillars upon which all emerged, self-organised systems are derived upon. A universality that pervades the realm we call reality and beyond, for any god existing it would have to rely upon chaos to create what has been created.

It therefore surpasses the limits its naming, chaos theory, impose upon it as it is no longer a theory, a tool to be used solely as an instrument of prediction and control, but a powerful way in the 'hands' of the individual to explain the structures created.

Acquiring a force all to its own, a force to be reckoned with, though not a force by itself but that which enables and empowers. Empowered with a force to shake worlds.

"A connectionist model allows two kinds of pattern to be studied. The first is the pattern of the signals, communications or other influences which flow through the lattice. This shall be referred to as the flux pattern."

"The second kind of pattern which can be defined by the architecture of the lattice itself: the pattern of connections among the various elements of the lattice and through which the signals propagate. This is known as the architecture, the matrix, or the lattice. The lattice places, for practical purposes, limits on what flux patterns are possible. The architecture allows us to differentiate plausible futures from implausible futures and, perhaps, from impossible futures."

.. places limits on what patterns are possible ..

Powerful abstractions, revealing the barebones of a system and in my mind, now overwhelmed by the notion that any system whatsoever exists, in our minds or outside our minds, follows suit such type of organisation, upon which the evolution of a system builds upon.

Pre-existing ideas. Pre-existing nodes, in the lattice, the architecture and within that frame of pre-existing ideas, there is still room for more new ideas to emerge. Despite drawing boundaries to already existing ideas, ideas never cease to be created.

Pre-existing notion followed suit by the idea of post-existing necessary to determine the future worlds, the plausible future, the implausible future and what we would never have to be, the impossible futures.

In the same sense, what is, also excluded are past-existing nodes, a return to past worlds, only possible if, by erasing memories, all history, from people's minds something impossible, therefore a return to the past, in the future near or utterly implausible. An impossibility.

The contribution of chaos revealed by bifurcations, bifurcations that lead to new newly-created nodes, to the creation of new nodes, the seed-spawning of new ideas.

Evolution never stops, it is the time-scales that differ, time-scales that can be beyond the lifespans of human individuals and time-scales that can be tiny fractions of such lifespans. The human individual lifespans, somewhere in between.

The paradigm of chaos, and chaos is relentless in its path, sacrilegious, destroying, mind-numbing everything that is built on shaky foundations, annihilating beliefs, lessening their burdens upon minds, leaves people astray and confused but once its passage gone in the meantime exhilarating, absolving as the foundations it lays in its wake are heart-uplifting, solid, strong, a firm grasp on the ground heads in sky, in heavens.

Humanity in a transitional period, civilizations past and gone, failed experiments.

The barebones of every system, from solitons to social groups. Structure, the concept .. conceptualise along these lines .. conceptual entities .. structures or groups .. and the network theory .. the lattice created .. the lattice of the brain .. the lattice of society .. the points, the nodes along which the avenues, the channels would follow suit that will determine patterns and structures.

the flux pattern .. the idea of pre-existing nodes .. creates .. a pre-existing node .. in social structures .. augments the lattice ..

in psychology apparently repetitive behaviour patterns are assembled into traits of personality ...

patterns and structure .. patterns equated to structure? .. structure is a pattern .. included in patterns .. but patterns are more than structures .. patterns possess the element of time .. a behaviour is a pattern .. is a function analogue ..

the common denominator

in brain and mind .. emotions, feelings and psychology .. draw the parallels .. self-similarity at bay .. universal ..

generates information ..

The last thought that struck my mind .. grid

All these ideas triggered by that paper, is that something new? At my very own level? For me? I have to ponder on this and use the outcome to further elaborate what actually is, this I am contemplating about.

And what is this? Of fundamental proportions .. What? Paradigm? a way of thinking about this. What is this? It is comprised of nodes. It is permeated by connectedness. It reveals patterns. It is made out of patterns. Patterns are created on this. Phases.

.. the paradigm of chaos introduced by chaos theory.

It directs the flow. Flux as it called it. A unit. A module. Something that can be used in all that the world is about. Many instances. A network. It is based on networks. Abstractions. Derived after a lot of abstractions have been effected. Reducing complexity. Removing complexity. Underlying complexity.

The barebones. Reducing complexity down to its barebones. The unit? Fundamental unit to every system?

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